Animal shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need.
The third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative, will be held Saturday August 19. Hundreds of shelters in United States and Puerto Rico will waive or discount fees as part of the one-day adoption drive.
The goal is to #ClearTheShelters by finding forever homes for as many animals as possible. Over 73,000 pets were adopted since 2015, but millions more remain homeless. Every year, 7.6 million animals end up in shelters nationwide — and only 2.7 million are adopted, according to the ASPCA.
Refer to the interactive map above to identify a participating shelter near you.